Tampa Bay Rays vs. San Francisco Giants - 6/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (42-26) at Tampa Bay Rays (31-34)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
J Peavy (3-6) (5.83) vs. M Moore (3-4) (5.05)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -127 / San Francisco Giants +117 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, SunSports
The San Francisco Giants look for a road win at the Tampa Bay Rays in interleague action.
The San Francisco Giants have been red hot as they try to leave the rest of the National League West in their rear view mirror. The Giants stayed hot with a 5-1 win at Tampa Bay for their 6th straight victory. SF starter Jeff Samardzija was outstanding with a homer accounting for the lone run in a complete game effort. San Francisco managed seven hits and four walks with Brandon Belt going deep and scoring twice while Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco drove in two runs apiece.Veteran Jake Peavy draws Saturday’s start at Tampa Bay. Peavy comes in off of a 2-1 victory versus the rival Dodgers with a four hit shutout through six innings for his second shutout in three contests.
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The Tampa Bay Rays have been making some noise in the American League East and whether it continues is the question. Despite Friday’s defeat the Rays have still won seven of eleven. Nothing went favorably for TB with starter Chris Archer charged with four runs (three earned) on six hits and a trio of free passes through six innings. Tampa Bay was held to four hits with Brad Miller supplying the offense with his 7th homer. Tampa Bay is slated to start left hander Matt Moore Saturday for his first career meeting with San Francisco. On the season Moore is 3-4 with a 5.05 ERA over 13 starts.
San Francisco are 24-8 in their last 32 overall and are 15-6 in their last 21 road games while the under is 11-5-1 in their last 17 road games. Tampa Bay are 9-3 in their last 12 overall and are 8-3 in their last 11 interleague home games while the under is 5-2-1 in their last 8 Saturday games. This is more of a bet on the Giants big offense…